Ms. Valerie Williams

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Ms. Valerie Williams

Philosophy of Education

vwilliams4@bhm.k12.al.us

(205) 519-7743

(205) 705-3559

 What is your philosophy of education

The children that we teach today will be the future leaders of our society tomorrow.  What they learn today will have a definite impact on their lives.  A genuine, quality education is the only way to ensure that our children will be ready to take on the responsibilities and challenges that lie ahead.  I believe the success of a child starts at home.  The love and encouragement that they receive from home will give them the confidence they will need to learn and achieve at school. 

Educators should also incorporate a variety of teaching methods into their daily lessons.  With so many different learning styles, we have to be able to recognize learning differences and be flexible in our teaching methods.  We have to learn to address each child’s learning styles when planning as well as when we deliver lessons to our students.  There is an old Native American saying that helps drive my instruction: Tell me and I will forget.  Show me, and I may not remember.  Involve me, and I will understand.  We must try to involve every child on a daily basis to be sure that no child is left behind. We have to provide a fair and safe environment that is conducive for learning for all children.  If a child does not feel safe, he or she will not be able to learn to their fullest ability. 

We as educators must show fairness to all students and address any behavioral concerns promptly.  We also must allow children to feel that we are there for them by any means necessary.  Once a child feels that they can trust and confide in you, a sincere bond forms. We are shaping the minds and hearts of our future society.  Educating children is a career one can truly feel proud of at the end of any given day.

V. Williams